Rupert is a town located in Bennington County, of the Manchester-Bennington region of Vermont. Historians agree that the town was probably named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, even though he had been dead nearly 80 years by the time of the Grants, because he was a national hero beloved by all Englishmen.
One of Rupert's first settlers was Reuben Harmon, a metalsmith, who was given the right to mint coins, called "Vermont coppers," for the Republic of Vermont. The coins were first struck in 1785 and continued to be minted until Vermont's admission to the United States in 1791 as the State of Vermont.
Some notable people of the area include: Frederick Buechner, writer & theologian; and Israel Smith, lawyer, politician, & fourth Governor of Vermont.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Ian Vair, local wild mushroom expert and chef, to lead this year’s last and possibly greatest mushroom foraging event. Hen of the Woods, Oysters, Blewits and Bears Head Tooth mushrooms will all be on the agenda. The experience will begin with education about safety, understanding field guides, types of fungus and the identification process. Culinary and medicinal applications will also be discussed. Join our last foraging adventure of 2019. Let’s finish the season with a giant yield of gourmet wild edible mushrooms! Pre-registration is required and costs $25. Please wear comfortable shoes for hiking the woods and sloping terrain. Bring a water bottle, insect repellent, and a bag for collecting your finds. For more information or to register, please call the GMALL office at (802) 867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.